BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW

Huawei is participating in the Smart City Expo World Congress 2017 (SCEWC) in Barcelona under the theme of "Leading New ICT, Creating a Smart City Nervous System," highlighting how a Smart City can be like a living organism that works seamlessly to continuously learn and enhance the city's services. Together with its global partners, Huawei is demonstrating joint ICT solutions to connect the digital and physical worlds across city administration, public services, and industrial economies. Using new ICT including cloud computing, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these solutions drive unified coordination, cross-sector collaboration, and intelligent analysis for effective management of city services.

Huawei Creates a Smart City Nervous System to make the city as an organic life body

Becoming a Smart City involves the digital transformation of a city to address challenges in the physical world. This demands data-driven systems that combine management and IoT data to help authorities manage the city and enable the physical and digital worlds to be integrated. Smart City development requires a fundamental change to city administration and for the development to flourish it needs to be a priority for the government. In addition, there must be a strong and capable Smart City project team, long-term and stable investment, and city leaders need to partner with a leading digital provider that can facilitate the transformation.

Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "A Smart City is like a living organism, which is powered by a nervous system. This Smart City nervous system comprises a "brain" [the control center] and "peripheral nerves" [the network and sensors], gathering real-time information about the status of the city, transmitting the data, enabling the "brain" to analyze and make informed decisions, delivering feedback commands, and ultimately carrying out intelligent actions. This creates a seamless link between the physical and digital worlds. Leveraging leading new ICT such as cloud computing, IoT and AI, Huawei is committed to creating a strong nervous system that powers Smart Cities. With our innovations and investment in various technologies, we develop an open platform for Smart Cities, which is compatible with various devices and supports a wide range of applications. We aim to be the rich soil that supports the robust and sustainable development of Smart Cities. Huawei is one of the few ICT solution providers in the industry that can offer end-to-end cloud-pipe-device solutions, leading the way to connecting the physical and digital worlds. We will continue to work together with our ecosystem of partners to create top-level designs addressing city administrators' needs and achieving the ultimate goals of a Smart City, to enable good governance, promote industry development and deliver benefits for the people."

Huawei is demonstrating comprehensive Smart City solutions together with SAP, Honeywell, Hexagon, Chinasoft International, Esri, RuiCheng Technology and other industry partners at the SCEWC, including the following:

  • Huawei leverages its IoT platform, LiteOS operating system, and advanced technologies such as Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), eLTE-IoT and AI to build ubiquitous sensing systems. Smart applications, such as smart rubbish bins, smart streetlight, smart watering, smart building, smart metering, and smart healthcare, improve city administration efficiency, public security, and people's livelihoods. Visualized and collaborative city administration and enhanced emergency response and decision-making efficiency are achieved with the support of an IOC, which comprises a cloud data center, a Big Data service support platform, and an ICT application enablement platform.
     
  • Huawei's cloud technology supports the development of innovative administration services for governments and innovative public services for residents. Services include but are not limited to smart government, smart healthcare, smart education, smart electricity, and smart transportation, raising the public satisfaction.
     
  • Huawei launched the Smart Campus Solution to drive industrial evolution and development, promoting the integration of digitization and intelligence. In Dunhuang in China, Huawei's cloud data center, Big Data platform, and IoT technology have improved Silk Road tourism service quality and intelligent public services. In 2016, the annual number of tourists increased to 8 million, a 32% growth compared to 2015. Scenic spots are now capable of hosting 40% more tourists with 20% less service personnel.

Source: Huawei

Illustration Photo: Qingdao ranked among top smart cities in China (credits: Tim Kelly / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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